Four agencies warn banks and customers of COVID-19 scams


Four federal agencies issued a joint alert May 21 warning that cybercriminals and other adversaries are using coronavirus-related lures to scam taxpayers and attempt to disrupt operations of institutions responding to the ongoing pandemic.

The alert, sent out by the Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, the Internal Revenue Service, the Department of the Treasury, and the U.S. Secret Service, said the federal government “continues to encounter” attempts by cybercriminals to steal personal or banking information using coronavirus-related lures through email or text.

 

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Source: Fifth Domain